Shari Ballard

MPW 2017—Shari Ballard
  • Title
    Senior EVP and President of Multichannel Retail
  • Affiliation
    Best Buy
  • Age

Once an assistant Best Buy store manager, Ballard is now one of the retailer’s highest-ranking executives. Having overseen its U.S. brick-and-mortar sales for several years, in March she added oversight of e‑commerce, putting her in charge of some 90% of the company’s $39.4 billion in revenue. The promotions are a sign of Ballard’s hand in Best Buy’s turnaround. Its 37% bump in profits last fiscal year took Wall Street by surprise, and the stock’s 60% surge over the past 12 months has made it a top performer.

For more on Ballard, read our 2015 piece “Meet the Women Who Saved Best Buy.”

Personal Information

Previous Rank42

Company Financials (2016, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($M)39,403
Profits ($M)1,228
Market Value as of 9/14/17 ($M)17466.4